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I went to my local county committee last week or so, and found out the PA Supreme Court has 3 vacancies this year, One from Justice Joan Orie Melvin's conviction, One from Justice Seamus McCaffery's ...
by KingofSmoke
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 02:36 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Here's a state that should make everybody happy. It's the most populous state where you can make all of the districts blue with minimal tortuous borders. Next week, we will begin looking at states ...
by Da Fireball
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 06:26 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Is Mike Pence a tit? A. Yes B. No, but I really mean ...
by Da Fireball
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 06:05 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
John McCain (left) answers the question, "How many Americans would benefit from having a Republican president?"
by Da Fireball
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 01:43 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
The US Supreme Court has thrown out a NC Supreme Court ruling that upheld Republican gerrymandering of congressional and legislative districts after the 2010 Census. The congressional maps adopted ...
by bear83
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 10:24 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Gerrymandering isn't the only thing giving Republicans a guaranteed majority in the US House and a bunch of state legislatures, but it is most of it. Clearly, what Democrats have been doing to ...
by ericf
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 07:51 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Why did they allow Trinidad James to fuck up a perfectly good song like "Uptown Funk"?
by Da Fireball
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Apr 18, 2015 at 10:12 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I recently read Moneyball , the Michael Lewis book that is ostensibly about baseball, but really is about politics. OK, it's really about baseball, specifically about the Oakland Athletics during ...
by ericf
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 11:50 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
Oh, won't you... show me the way... to redistrict the Show Me State?
by Da Fireball
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 01:27 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Rand Paul can go fuck himself. While he's busy giving himself crabs, let's look at a state that's famous for a different kind of crabs.
by Da Fireball
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 12:52 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Sorry, cheeseheads, but Vegas oddsmakers say that your Badgers are 5-point underdogs against the presently undefeated Kentucky Wildcats. You'll just have to settle for the consolation prizes: ...
by Da Fireball
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 01:55 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
In an interesting decision today the US Supreme Court remanded an AL case to the district court for further development of the rationale used to pack minority districts. What AL did was to take ...
by txdoubledd
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 08:23 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Past diaries in this series: Illinois (17) Alabama (6) and Minnesota (7) North Carolina (14) Pennsylvania has lost at least once ...
by HoosierD42
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 10:10 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Continuing my Hundred Thousand Rule series, I'll now focus on what the congressional districts of Alaska and North Dakota would look like if the size of the U.S. House of Representatives were ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 03:24 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
(photo credit: Nathan Laurell ) From USA Today : Court blocks redistricting plan that 'packed' black voters WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court dealt a ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 62 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 08:22 AM PDT with 127 Recommends
I'm going on vacation to North Carolina next week, so I'm giving DK a bonus state this week. As Kinky Friedman always says, "Why the hell not?"
by Da Fireball
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Mar 21, 2015 at 07:01 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
If anybody out there is looking for some last-minute NCAA bracket advice: Do not pick Gonzaga to make the Final Four! Gonzaga is one of those teams that the bobbleheads have been saying for years ...
by Da Fireball
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 03:03 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Part Three! North Carolina Alabama and Minnesota Now we tackle Illinois. In the 2010 cycle, Illinois was one of two states, functionally, where Democrats controlled the process and actually took ...
by HoosierD42
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 05:56 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The next census is still 5 years away, but population changes since the 2010 census already allow us to guess at apportionment changes the next redistricting will bring. Some changes are already ...
by Englishlefty
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 04:29 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Continuing this little series of speculative maps for what state congressional maps could look like after the 2020 Census. North Carolina was my last go. As I mentioned last time, North Carolina ...
by HoosierD42
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2015 at 09:11 PM PST with 3 Recommends